RIBA CPD Showcase

Sustainable finishes

From anhydrite screeds to waste materials – a look at the wide range of sustainable materials, finishes and techniques available to specifiers, along with the reasons why they are so important.
Discusses building a low carbon future and decarbonising the building sector by tackling embodied carbon.

Autex Acoustics solutions are designed to reduce and control reverberation and echo in building interiors, creating comfortable, acoustically balanced environments. The Autex Acoustics range offers a variety of treatments including wallcoverings, panels, baffles, and screens – all easily customised to fit the requirements of your space.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by SurfaceCo Ltd
An introduction to biopolymer sustainable terrazzo and its features and benefits. Also examines different aggregates and various colour options.

SurfaceCo supplies and distributes a wide range of floor coverings in UK and Ireland. The company was founded in 2015 with the aim of delivering quality and sustainable floor coverings that are climate positive, red-list free and UV stable.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Anhydritec Ltd
A comprehensive look at floor screeds, with a focus on eco-friendly anhydrite varieties. Topics covered include: what floor screeds are and the differences between cementitious and anhydrite screeds; performance characteristics; how to select and specify the right screed for the job; screeds and underfloor heating; and, post-installation considerations – all liberally illustrated with examples.

Anhydritec UK is a European market-leading innovator and producer of anhydrite flowing screeds. Anhydritec liquid screeds include up to 96% recycled content. They can cope with larger bays sizes, are less prone to shrinkage, require no reinforcement, and greatly improve underfloor heating performance. They can also accept foot traffic within just 24-48 hours. See website for more details.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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